Emerging Chains http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44085/more en Hot restaurant debuts of 2014 http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/notable-restaurant-debuts-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Multiconcept operators experiment in new territories</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/notable-restaurant-debuts-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/notable-restaurant-debuts-2014#comments Emerging Chains Operations Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:00:00 +0000 121571 at http://nrn.com Blaze Pizza to lead fast-casual pizza chains in units open http://nrn.com/fast-casual/blaze-pizza-lead-fast-casual-pizza-chains-units-open <div class="node-body article-body">Chain to hit 50 units by mid-December; growth to accelerate in 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/fast-casual/blaze-pizza-lead-fast-casual-pizza-chains-units-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/fast-casual/blaze-pizza-lead-fast-casual-pizza-chains-units-open#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Food Trends Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:08:00 +0000 121861 at http://nrn.com <p>Blaze Pizza assembly format</p> Photo courtesy of Blaze Pizza Eureka to debut first Texas restaurant http://nrn.com/casual-dining/eureka-debut-first-texas-restaurant <div class="field-deck"> California-based operator to open first of several locations in state </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California-based operator to open first of several locations in state</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/casual-dining/eureka-debut-first-texas-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/casual-dining/eureka-debut-first-texas-restaurant#comments Casual Dining Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Operations Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:48:00 +0000 121211 at http://nrn.com <p>A.J. McCloud, Eureka&#39;s culinary director</p> Photo: Ron Ruggless Wetzel’s Pretzels puts animated twist on menu boards http://nrn.com/technology/wetzel-s-pretzels-puts-animated-twist-menu-boards <div class="field-deck"> Snack brand to roll out animated bakers on new digital screens systemwide </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Snack brand to roll out animated bakers on new digital screens systemwide</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/technology/wetzel-s-pretzels-puts-animated-twist-menu-boards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/technology/wetzel-s-pretzels-puts-animated-twist-menu-boards#comments Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Food Trends Technology Quick Service Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:48:00 +0000 121171 at http://nrn.com <p>Bill Phelps, chief executive of Wetzel&#39;s Pretzels</p> Photo courtesy of Wetzel’s Pretzels Bertucci’s to expand rollout of open kitchen http://nrn.com/casual-dining/bertucci-s-expand-rollout-open-kitchen <div class="field-deck"> “Kitchen” format offers higher-end dining experience, CEO says </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Kitchen” format offers higher-end dining experience, CEO says</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/casual-dining/bertucci-s-expand-rollout-open-kitchen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/casual-dining/bertucci-s-expand-rollout-open-kitchen#comments Casual Dining Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Operations Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:42:00 +0000 121071 at http://nrn.com Pie Five evolves as fast-casual pizza matures http://nrn.com/fast-casual/pie-five-evolves-fast-casual-pizza-matures <div class="field-deck"> Randy Gier, CEO of parent Pizza Inn, discusses changes at the concept </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Randy Gier, CEO of parent Pizza Inn, discusses changes at the concept</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/fast-casual/pie-five-evolves-fast-casual-pizza-matures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/fast-casual/pie-five-evolves-fast-casual-pizza-matures#comments Corporate Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 120931 at http://nrn.com <p>Randy Gier, chief executive of Pizza Inn Holdings (Pie Five Pizza parent)</p> Pie Five Pizza Dog Haus turns to franchising for growth http://nrn.com/fast-casual/dog-haus-turns-franchising-growth <div class="field-deck"> Founding partner Hagop Giragossian discusses the fast-casual concept’s expansion plans </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Founding partner Hagop Giragossian discusses the fast-casual concept’s expansion plans</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/fast-casual/dog-haus-turns-franchising-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/fast-casual/dog-haus-turns-franchising-growth#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:00:00 +0000 120671 at http://nrn.com <p>(From left to right) &ndash; Quasim Riaz, Hagop Giragossian, Andr&eacute; Vener)</p> Dog Haus LYFE Kitchen readies first New York restaurant http://nrn.com/operations/lyfe-kitchen-readies-first-new-york-restaurant <div class="field-deck"> Cofounder Mike Donahue discusses the chain’s first unit in the Northeast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cofounder Mike Donahue discusses the chain’s first unit in the Northeast</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/operations/lyfe-kitchen-readies-first-new-york-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/operations/lyfe-kitchen-readies-first-new-york-restaurant#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Operations Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:05:00 +0000 120541 at http://nrn.com LYFE Kitchen Lazy Dog plots growth beyond California http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/lazy-dog-plots-growth-beyond-california <div class="field-deck"> Founder, CEO Chris Simms discusses the upscale-casual concept’s expansion plans </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Founder, CEO Chris Simms discusses the upscale-casual concept’s expansion plans</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/lazy-dog-plots-growth-beyond-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/lazy-dog-plots-growth-beyond-california#comments Casual Dining Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:00 +0000 120461 at http://nrn.com <p>Chris Simms, CEO</p> Lazy Dog Sweetgreen receives $18.5M investment http://nrn.com/corporate-news/sweetgreen-receives-185m-investment <div class="node-body article-body">Second funding round to fuel westward growth, tech, community efforts</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/sweetgreen-receives-185m-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/sweetgreen-receives-185m-investment#comments Corporate News Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:26:00 +0000 120271 at http://nrn.com <p>Founders of Sweetgreen outside first NYC location. (From left to right) Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet.</p> Sweetgreen